Ethiopia, Modor Shantawene
Ethiopia, Modor Shantawene

Ethiopia, Modor Shantawene

2 reviews
Pickup available at Methodical at The Commons Usually ready in 2-4 days

Ethiopia, Modor Shantawene


Methodical at The Commons

Pickup available, usually ready in 2-4 days

147 Welborn St
Greenville SC 29601
United States


We Taste

Tangerine, Lemon, Apricot




Setami, Mekicho


Bensa, Ethiopia


1,950 - 2,150 masl

A refreshing Ethiopian coffee with a vibrant juicy character.

We purchased this coffee through our partners at Catalyst Trade. We have been buying coffee from Catalyst for 3 years now and have come to know them as having some of the most traceable, delicious Ethiopian coffee on the market.

The Shantawene village is situated between the village of Bombe and Bombe mountain. Modor Shantawene is the name of the local washing station. This coffee was cultivated by the smallholder farmers of the Shantawene village. Once delivered to the washing station, coffee cherries intended for washing (rather than natural processing) are run through the disk pulper to remove the fruit. Next, the pulped cherries are density sorted by using flowing water, screens, and cement channels to funnel the various densities of cherries in the right direction. There are three different densities, 1st Density/heaviest,, 2nd Density/middle, and Floaters (includes some pulp and detritus, and the lightest-density coffees). 1st density coffees are destined for Grade 1 export and result in stunning washed process profiles like this Modor Shantawene, Bensa.


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Austin E.
United States United States

The little bean with the big taste

This cool varietal was a surprise to me when I first tried it. I was confused but also happy. My first brew of the beans was about 7 days after roasting (I prefer waiting 10 but I was impatient). I used a Kalita and a water temp around 205 F, and let me tell you, it was a beautiful brew. But even more than that, the waiting and expectation for the coffee to cool so that I could drink it was painful. Yet when the time came and the bean juice cooled down just enough, I was quite perplexed and impressed with the lightness of the taste, but also the heaviness of mouth feel. And yet the more it cooled the more it proved to be a beautiful bean indeed!

Earl N.
United States United States

Ethiopia, Modor Shantawene

This washed heirloom variety boasted ripe apricot sweetness and delicate hints of lemon! This coffee is the reason I continue to return to Methodical time and time again for their outstanding roast quality & variety of offerings. It performed exceedingly well my Hario V60, which resulted in sweet floral aromas as soon as water hit the brew bed, with tangerine & lemon notes prominent on the palate. Well done indeed!


By you? Yes. By us, sadly, no. Currently, we can only ship whole-bean coffee.

We roast to order and ship Monday-Thursday. Orders are usually fulfilled the production day after they are placed (for example, orders placed on Monday will ship on Tuesday). Orders placed Thursday-Sunday will be fulfilled and shipped on Monday.

Freshness is critical to fully enjoying coffee. We roast to order to ensure your coffee is at peak freshness when it arrives. Sometimes our shipping partners experience delays due to weather, heightened demand, technical issues, pandemics, or aliens. All of which is out of our hands, except the aliens, but that's not for here.

If your package is delayed, let us know and we'll track it down and escalate its delivery. If it's delayed more than 2 weeks past the shipment date, and your order includes coffee, we'll either refund your money or ship you fresh coffee at no cost.

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